Target audience and pre-requisites
The programme is primarily aimed at undergraduates at IARU institutions only. It is aimed at students in their penultimate or final year of undergraduate degree course. Occasionally second year students will be considered. Students should be of high academic standing in their own university. Students should be open to learning in disciplines beyond their immediate field of study, and be absolutely fluent in English: discussion of topics and clear expression of ideas will be essential parts of the programme.
For non-native English speakers, one of the following test scores should be sent with their application: minimum 7 IELTS, with not less than 7 in each element; Cambridge CAE, minimum score A; Cambridge CPE, grade A, B or C; TOEFL iBT, minimum score 100 (no less than 24 in each element). (Intending applicants should ensure they have their proof of language proficiency in advance.)
How to apply
Applications for the 2017 GSP programme open on 12 December 2016. Application forms will be available on the IARU website. Applications go directly to your home university and should be sent before 17 March 2017. Selected students are nominated for acceptance.
Current University of Cambridge students are also encouraged to apply for this programme.
Cambridge students wishing to apply to other IARU GSP programmes can find out more on the IARU web pages. (See link above.) Cambridge students can apply for a limited number of Santander grants of between c.UK£8,00 and 1,600 towards the cost of any IARU GSP programme.
For more information on other Summer Programmes at the University of Cambridge visit: www.ice.cam.ac.uk/intsummer/programmes
Cancellations for IARU GSP are subject to the policies detailed here. Cancellations due to an unsuccessful visa application are not eligible for a refund. All fees, including the registration fee, are non-transferable to another year or another student.
2-week cancellation period. Registration, balance of tuition, and accommodation fees for cancellations notified within 2 weeks (or 14 days) of the accepted student receiving an order confirmation of their place from ICE are fully refundable, unless the 2-week cancellation period falls within 4 weeks of the start of the programme (9 July), in which case accommodation fees are not refundable.
After 2-week cancellation period. The following charges apply:
- The non-refundable registration fee of £200 is retained by ICE for any student who cancels an application more than 8 weeks before the beginning of the Programme (9 July). (The registration fee is part of the tuition fee.)
- Any student who cancels an application between 8 and 4 weeks before the beginning of the programme can receive a 50% refund on the balance payment (tuition fee less registration fee), and a full refund of the accommodation fee.
- Any student who cancels an application between 4 and 2 weeks before the beginning of the programme can receive a 50% refund on the balance payment (tuition fee less registration fee), but will not receive a refund of the accommodation fee.
- There is no refund for any student who cancels within 2 weeks of the beginning of the programme (9 July), who does not arrive, or who is required to leave the programme early for any reason.
Any credit due to students in relation to cancellation refunds will be paid after the programme.